An attempt to curate the practical and insightful when it comes to the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

Report Finds Higher Education Slow to Adapt to #CommonCore


A paper from the New America Foundation sees a disconnect between the rollout of the Common Core State Standards and higher education policies.

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Mathematics Standards Maps for Higher Mathematics - Curriculum Frameworks & Instructional Materials (CA Dept of Education)

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The Higher Mathematics Courses Standards Maps were developed to assist LEAs in their selection of instructional materials for high school. The standards maps provide a valuable tool for LEAs in their review and adoption of instructional materials.
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21 hours ago
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Independent Learning Through the Common Core | ReGear Learning


Independent learning may emerge as the big winner from the introduction of the Common Core. It is empowering for a budding independent learner to have clarity about the year ahead and the expectations of their teachers. Educators have a responsibility to provide that clarity and the Common Core helps.


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1 day ago
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PARCC Aligned Writing Rubrics | Partner in Education



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2 days ago
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Low Floor High Ceiling Tasks from YouCubed

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5 days ago
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Making the Most of #CCSSTime - Time and Implementation

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5 days ago
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Why the Common Core is a Better Way of Teaching and Learning

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Instead of students passively receiving knowledge, the Common Core enables students to create knowledge by engaging with big ideas in math, literature, history, and science.
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6 days ago
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School districts weigh MCAS, PARCC test

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The state will ultimately decide whether to replace the 16-year-old Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System test with the new PARCC test, but individual districts are choosing which one to administer next spring.
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6 days ago
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A framework for linking English-language development with #CCSS ELA

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The State Board of Education will act on the draft ELA/ELD Framework at their July 9-10, 2014, meeting. A final prepublication draft of the ELA/ELD framework will be posted later this summer.
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21 hours ago
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​Computerized Common Core Testing Poses Worthy Challenge for Schools


This spring, over 5.2 million students across the country “tested the test” that will assess Common Core Standards starting next year. As Jaci King, Director of Higher Education Collaboration at Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, explains, “the field test was an opportunity not only in helping

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Understanding the core of the Common Core


It has been four years now, since the release of the Common Core standards
in Mathematics.  We have sought to understand, to implement, to adjust to
the shift in practice and expectation. But as Grant Wiggins points out in
his recent blog, I’m not sure we have really put our collective minds
around the true intent and value to our students.

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Collaborating to Plan a CCSS Lesson for ELLs

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How to use teacher collaboration to plan a CCSS lesson for English Language Learners. Leveraging teacher strengths allows educators to get the most from students when teaching to the Common Core.
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4 days ago
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Moving forward to PARCC - framing the conversation in MA

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The Barnstable Patriot is a weekly newspaper covering the Town of Barnstable on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
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5 days ago
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Embracing Common Core Radical Acceptance - Part 1: Teacher Reflections on a year with #commoncore

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During summer vacation I look forward to relaxing and recharging after completing another school year. One item I crossed off my to do list was to call an old friend who just moved to San Diego.
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6 days ago
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Educators, Administrators and PTA Leaders Break Down the Common Core in New Video Series

@NationalPTA VP for advocacy shares new #commoncore #CCSS video to break down the standards to parents. http://t.co/oVHwgnst5T

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6 days ago
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